It packs a powerful emotional punch, this dark red soil contrasting with clear blue skies where the wedge-tailed eagle soars, appealing to something deep in our human souls. This is where the Aussie spirit was borne. The town of Broken Hill is its own graphic testimony to the struggles of the mining pioneers. Today Broken Hill is still a working mining town but has also evolved into vibrant Mecca for Artists and Filmmakers. It is the stepping off point for the greater outback NSW experience.